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The Edtech Podcast gets behind the personalities in global education innovation & edtech. Join 2000+ listeners each week, from 145 countries, to hear from educators across early years, schools, higher, further & vocational education, corporate training, plus investors, startups, bluechips, Government and students. Also, regular insights from interviews, events, and LIVE podcasts. Series inc. Future Tech for Education, The Voctech Podcast & Edu4.0
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Jun 22, 2020

What's in this episode?

In conversation are an insight and data specialist on the new economy, an investor in vocational learning technology, and a specialist in supporting executive leadership and teams development. In true podcast fashion, there are tea slurps, baby cries and computer dings, in amongst the gems about specific training to working online, more creative online working tools, and supporting employees wellbeing with all the change hitting us at present. This episode is about building back better and takes its starting point from a World Economic Forum article on 5 ways to reset labour markets after coronavirus recovery, which you can find shared on our show notes. Plus, a few listener messages from WISE and Education Technology. 

Thank you Ufi Voctech Trust for supporting this series and vocational skills development in the UK through their investments and grants in vocational technology. You can check out their work here.

You can follow the series conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech

Enjoy!

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Richard Male, Investor, Ufi Ventures | Twitter: @richardmale
  • Dr. Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, Insights Lead – New Metrics, Platform for the New Economy and Society, World Economic Forum | Twitter: @Vessisr
  • Gordon Bateman, Chief Executive Officer, CRSI | Twitter: @crsiltd

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Jun 15, 2020

Welcome to the second episode of the GLOBAL edition of our What Matters in Edtech Series, our podcast collaboration with Bett. This podcast series is all about the things that matter in education, and how and when tech might help. 

Thanks to Bett for supporting the series, to Teacherly for sponsoring this week’s episode and to the wonderful Sam Wheeler for leading on interviews while Sophie grapples with her Quaranteenie baby. 

What's in this episode?

In this episode, we focus on the Middle East and Africa; you'll hear about the role of tech and community in supporting refugee learning, careers opportunities for girls, flexible working and teacher professional development, and truly hybrid online learning. We are in Dubai, Oman, Kenya and across the UAE.   

You can follow the conversation using #edtechpod and #BettMEA

People

  • Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @podcastedtech
  • Sam Wheeler, Presenter at The Edtech Podcast | Twitter: @SamanthaRose83
  • Aastha Das, Founder and CEO at InnoYouth, a young passionate entrepreneur & tech-savvy innovator | Twitter: @aasthadas0510 
  • Linah Anyango, Teacher and ICT integration Coordinator at Regis school Runda, Gems Education and Global Teacher Prize 2020 Nominee | Twitter: @YLnhanyango
  • Kai Vacher, Principal, British School Muscat | Twitter: @PrincipalMuscat
  • Dr Sonia Ben Jafaar, CEO, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education | Twitter: @SB4Edu
  • Atif Mahmood, Founder and CEO, Teacherly | Twitter:

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes.

Episode Time Stamps

  • 3:30 - Kai Vacher Intro
  • 12:00 - Aastha Das Intro
  • 19:00 - Linah Anyango Intro
  • 28:00 - This episode is titled "What Matters in Edtech Middle East and Africa"; What would you say are the defining characteristics of education in the MEA region as you see it?
  • 33:00 - Dr. Sonia Ben Jafaar
  • 35:00 - Working with Industry
  • 38:00 \ 1:00 - As we record this, we are in the midst of the novel coronavirus outbreak; how has this affected your work, that of your colleagues, parents, students. Are there any positives to come out of the situation; what do you think will be long term and what more short-lived?  
  • 55:00 - Atif Mahmood Intro
  • 79:00 - What books, resources, people, projects or students are you most inspired by?

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

Jun 2, 2020

What's in this episode?

This week, a listener special. 

Listen in to this conversation between friends in the online learning and edtech community as they work out what the new normal might look like across schools, colleges and Universities.

People

  • Saqib Safdar, Digital Innovation and Learning Lead at Star Academies (awarded MAT of the year) | Twitter: @ssafdar314
  • Julian Bream, Manages the Bloomsbury Learning Exchange at the University of London and runs the Digital Innovation roundtables that share good practice across London's FE and Adult Learning sectors, recognised in this year's  #EdTech50 | Twitter: @julian_bream
  • Dr Neelam Parmar, Director of EdTech, Digital Learning and Innovation, www.ashfordschool.co.uk | Twitter: @AshfordSchool
  • Khaled AMG Al-Ankar, Head of E-learning & Libraries at the Hull College Group. With the main focus on blended learning and innovation using widening participation delivery models that enhance the pedagogy of both staff and students | Twitter: @khaledal_ankar

Show Notes and References  

Check out https://theedtechpodcast.com/edtechpodcast for the full show notes. 

Tell us your story

We'd love to hear your thoughts. Record a quick free voicemail via speakpipe for inclusion in the next episode. Or you can post your thoughts or follow-on links via. twitter @podcastedtech or via The Edtech Podcast Facebook page or Instagram.

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